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2014-09-22 23:01:44

Ground teams from 4 CAP wings involved in effort ABBEVILLE, Ala. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Civil Air Patrol’s search for a vintage olive drab military observation aircraft continued this weekend, despite weather delays on Saturday morning. By midday, one Alabama Wing aircrew was ready to launch from Abbeville Airport, now the command post for the search. Two other crews were on standby in Eufaula and Pell City. The flights were delayed because of a low cloud ceiling in southeast...

2014-08-28 23:01:06

Members from CAP's Middle East Region carrying out air, ground missions in Virginia MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region is filling the highbird role, helping provide airborne communication coordination, in the search for a missing Air National Guard pilot whose F-15 fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Virginia. CAP members are also participating in the search effort on the ground. The F-15 crashed about 9 a.m. local time...

2014-08-17 23:02:00

McLaughlin addressed 700-plus gathered for Civil Air Patrol's National Conference LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin, deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md., stressed the importance of cyber technology to America’s future in his remarks to more than 700 attendees of Civil Air Patrol’s 2014 National Conference Banquet. The event, held Saturday night at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, was the finale to a week of...

2014-08-16 23:00:36

Myrick sworn in as national vice commander; Ragland, Kettell, Wheless announced as staff members. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 Civil Air Patrol has a new national commander and CEO – Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico, Virginia, sworn in Friday at the organization's 2014 National Conference. “It will be my privilege to lead the team of national staff, wing and region commanders who make CAP simply the best nonprofit corporation in the country today,” said Vazquez,...

2014-08-07 23:01:00

Air Force General, Best-selling Novelist to Address 700-plus Fellow CAP members at National Conference Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 More than 700 Civil Air Patrol members are headed to the Tropicana Las Vegas next week for the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s 2014 National Conference. In The Entertainment Capital of the World, CAP members will focus on two high-profile volunteer celebrities of their own – U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin and...

2014-07-01 12:28:18

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cindy Belcher has been promoted to chief operating officer of the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP). She assumes a role that is new for the organization after having served most recently as senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140701/123643 Ms. Belcher's promotion coincides with the announcement by CEO James L. Weidner that, after 20 years at the helm of the...

2014-06-19 16:26:26

LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After 20 years serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP), James L. Weidner will retire from the organization effective March 1, 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/NE87669LOGO Mr. Weidner, 66, will remain with the Company for the next nine months to focus on succession planning, reinsurance placement, managing CAP's public affairs strategy to protect the Medical Injury...

2014-05-06 23:02:04

Nevada Wing's Ralph Miller and Virginia Wing's Warren Vest are to serve on CAP governing body. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Cols. Ralph Miller, Pacific Region deputy chief of staff for operations, and Warren Vest, former national finance officer, have been selected as the newest at-large members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors. With his selection Friday by the CAP Senior Advisory Group, Miller succeeded Lt. Col. Ned Lee of the Pacific Region as one of...

2014-03-13 23:00:46

Radar expert: 'CAP brings different and unique tools to the table.' Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 “It’s a normal search and rescue mission,” said Lt. Col. John Henderson of Civil Air Patrol’s role in the search for missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370. Henderson, a radar analyst for the U.S. Air Force’s 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron (RADES) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is vice commander of CAP’s 10-member National Radar Analysis Team. ”CAP...

2013-12-05 23:00:44

Plane carrying California family of 5 disappeared Sunday in snowy, mountainous region of central Idaho. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 When a single engine plane goes down in the continental U.S., Civil Air Patrol’s cell phone and radar tracking experts are certain to be involved. Their mission – reduce the search area from thousands of square miles to the actual crash site or within a couple of square miles – is urgent, because reducing the crash-to-rescue...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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